“Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” Kim wrote in her statement. “I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years.”
Back in September, BuzzFeed News speculated that KUWTK ending could risk the family’s entire empire. After all, the show provides the framework for everything else they do — it extends the news cycle, ensures visibility and connects them as the world’s most ubiquitous, powerful celebrity brand. Without it, they risk losing the very vehicle of their fame.